Central Point Approves Marijuana Tax

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — The Central Point City Council passed a second reading of an ordinance on Thursday night that will tax medical and recreational marijuana. Even though the mayor and city councilors have made it very clear that they don’t want any form of marijuana anywhere in Central Point. In a unanimous vote, Central … Continue reading »

DUII Driver Hits Bicyclist

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Springfield Police say a DUII driver was arrested Saturday night for hitting a bicyclist. It happened at 51st and Main St. at about 11 p.m. Police say 36-year-old Jake Walsh was driving a truck eastbound on Main St. when he hit a 15-year-old on his bike. He was taken to the hospital … Continue reading »

Police Prep for Marijuana Laws

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — We’re still months away from voting but officials are already talking about the possible legalization of recreational marijuana. The measure will appear on the November ballot and if it passes, people over the age of 21 will be able to buy and possess pot. That would mean a heavier work load for … Continue reading »

Oregon Voters To Decide Pot Legality

EUGENE, Ore. — This November, Oregon voters will once again get to decide whether to legalize marijuana for recreational use. State elections officials Tuesday, certified that petitioners submitted enough valid signatures to qualify the Control, Regulation, and Taxation of Marijuana and Industrial Hemp Act, to appear on the upcoming election ballot. According to the group, New … Continue reading »

The Greener Side Stays Open

EUGENE, Ore. — A Eugene marijuana dispensary remains open for business after a legal scare, but staff members aren’t sure they’re ready to celebrate just yet. Owners and operators of The Greener Side Marijuana dispensary on Oak Street, say the business has been a dream, but it hasn’t been easy. They were nearly shut down, … Continue reading »

Oregon Officials Reevaluate Pot Edibles

ASHLAND, Ore. — Oregon officials have taken a step back in their proposal to ban marijuana infused edibles after receiving backlash from the public. In the original proposal, marijuana edibles like cookies, cake, candy, and gum could not have been sold to patients at all. This created problems for medical marijuana cardholders who could not … Continue reading »

Hundreds Attend Marijuana Conference

EUGENE, Ore. — The Oregon Medical Marijuana Business Conference offers an opportunity for people to learn the business behind operating a marijuana dispensary. Attendees listened to speakers talk about the growing industry. They also had the chance to hear from different vendors including those from marijuana dispensaries and labs that test the pot for mold … Continue reading »

Marijuana Conference Starts Sunday

EUGENE, Ore. — More than 300 people are expected at the Eugene Hilton Sunday for a medical marijuana conference. The Oregon Medical Marijuana Business Conference starts Sunday morning at 10:00 a.m. It’s expected to draw people from all different backgrounds, including those who own dispensaries, to those just thinking about setting up shop. Organizers said … Continue reading »

Commission Talks Pot Dispensary Ban

EUGENE, Ore. — Commissioners talked about medical marijuana dispensaries during Wednesday’s meeting. Commissioners discussed the possibility of enacting a one year moratorium or ban on dispensaries within the county. Some commissioners said this would give them time to figure out the logistics of these newly legal businesses. But others said it’s a waste of time. … Continue reading »

Corvallis Marijuana Dispensary Applicant

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Oregon’s Medical Marijuana Dispensary Program started accepting applications this week, and on Tuesday, the state said less than 10 applicants from Benton County had registered for the program. The Oregon Health Authority stated that because there were so few applicants, confidentiality laws prohibit the state from giving an exact number, but there … Continue reading »

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